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Nov 14, 2012 7:30pm PST
confucius sort of emerged in this environment and said, this can't be right. and it was a combination of let's go back to the origins and understand where we came from, this instinct to go back to how did all this begin and then also to sort of develop a kind of a provision for how to order cefully re rationally, and of course confucius and taoism have radically different solutions. out of this original concept of sensing the oneness of human beings with each other and with nature the confucians came out in believing we need a government, we need an ordering of society, we need a benevolent but vertical set of relationships. whereas the taoists sort of emerged from this experience said, "that's part of the problem, in fact." human beings are trying to fix it and nature doesn't get fixed. you let nature be and if we're a part of nature, in a sense they became anarchists and the logical conclusion from the taoists is to go off into the woods and be by themselves. but in a sense nothing is - it's not a sort of like a confession where i'm a confucianist and i'm a taoists. there's a saying th
Nov 19, 2012 7:30pm PST
for a public art environment to enable people to enter into an operating waste disposal facility. this is the passage ramp of "flow city," and what you're looking at is the skeleton, the sub-structure that will go away and be covered with a running spiral of recyclable materials. these materials are in flux. they've lost their identity as garbage, and they are being transformed already as the walls, floor, and ceiling of the ramp into something new. the glass bridge is another kind of philoshical room. the bridge compresses all the juxtapositions that make the piece. on one side, you see the more or less permanent city -- the empire state building, the world trade center. on the other, the city in flux. and then, the third component is called "media flow wall." it's a window to the connections between the landfill in staten island to mid-town manhattan. and on that wall, you can see the whole flow, the whole process, and recognize that you're part of it. man: let it down, man. my work is not just about a flow of waste. it's about the flow of life. the constant flow, like the huds
Nov 15, 2012 7:30pm PST
another cultural environment. out to the extremely wealthy suburbs outside of chicago where every house is about a million dollars a piece and people have another set of problems and another set of challenges. well we'll go to willow creek community church and here's one that is an interesting controversy. because rev. bill hybels about 20 years ago now want - he's a christian, he's a minister, he's just starting out and he says; "why don't people go to church?" what he does, he get a bunch of his younger followers they go out and actually do a marketing approach. they go to peoples houses and ask them why don't you go to church? why don't you go to church? they come back and say "well it's boring, it's irrelevant, it doesn't do anything for me." in other words for many people churches had failed at handling those dilemmas of institutionalization. but what he did, he starts out with his tiny little church but makes it interesting, makes it entertaining as you will see, makes it relevant; if you've been there but man, keeps to that very authentic rather conservative christianity that keeps
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